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Floor plans

Study space

There are silent study areas on every level except level 9 (ground floor) and levels 11 and 12 are completely for individual silent study. There are group study areas on levels 8, 9 and 10. Level 13 is for postgraduates and research staff, and has a mix of silent and group spaces.

Bottled water is allowed in the library. Please consume other food and drink outside or in the Edit Room café.

If you leave the library for more than 30 minutes, please take your belongings with you.

Accessible student study rooms

Description: Rooms 9.1 – 9.3; Room 10.1.

Additional notes on capacity: Each room can accommodate one student and a personal assistant

Facilities

Accessible study rooms are on levels 9 and 10. They have a height-adjustable desk. phone with direct access to reception, PC, an ergonomic keyboard, tinted overlays, magnifying sheets, dimmable lights, book chair and whiteboard.

Assistive software on the PC: Jaws, Zoom Text, Free Mind, Mind Genuis, Mind View, Quickscan, Read and Write.

The rooms are for students who have a completed Assessment of Needs resulting in longer library loans.

Rooms are available for 30 minutes per session. You may book a maximum of four sessions (2 hours) per day. Last booking time is one hour before closing.

Group booths

Description: Booths 8.7 – 8.12 (up to 4 people); Booths 9.4 and 9.5 (up to 6 people).

Facilities

Group booths are on levels 8 and 9 and have Air Media screen sharing, PC, large screen, HDMI and USB sockets.

Group booths are for groups of three or more.

Booths are available for 30 minutes per session. You may book a maximum of four sessions (2 hours) per day. Last booking time is one hour before closing.

Group rooms

Description: Room 8.1 (up to 12 people); Rooms 8.2 and 8.3 (up to 7 people); Rooms 8.4-8.6 (up to 9 people).

Facilities

Group rooms are on level 8 and have whiteboards, AirMedia screen sharing, HDMI and USB sockets.

Group rooms are for groups of three or more.

Rooms are available for 30 minutes per session. You may book a maximum of four sessions (2 hours) per day. Last booking time is one hour before closing.

Postgraduate group rooms

Description: Room 13.13 (up to 6 people); Rooms 13.14, 13.16 and 13.17 (up to 8 people); Room 13.18 (up to 11 people); Rooms 13.19 and 13.20 (up to 9 people).

Facilities

Postgraduate group rooms are on level 13 and have whiteboards, AirMedia screen sharing, HDMI and USB sockets. One room has videoconferencing technology.

Rooms are available for 1 hour per session. Postgraduate students may book a maximum of two sessions (2 hours) per day, ten bookings per week (up to 20 hours). Rooms are for groups of three or more.

Postgraduate individual rooms

Description: Rooms 13.1 – 13.12

Facilities

Individual rooms are on level 13 in the Research Hub and have a PC.

Rooms are available for 1 hour per session. Postgraduate students may book a maximum of four sessions (4 hours) per day, ten bookings per week (up to 40 hours).

Research event rooms

Description: L13 Training Rooms

Additional notes on capacity: 130 spaces in total

Facilities

Research event rooms are on level 13 in the Research Hub and have a lectern, projection screen, HDMI, lecture capture PC and a sound system.

Staff and research postgraduates may contact the Research Support Team to book a room.

IT and printing

Computer facilities

139 computers are positioned throughout the Library. In addition, there are 28 timed-access computers on levels 9 and 10, and 2 guest computers for external visitors.

See how many seats are currently availability in IT clusters on campus.

Laptop loans are available on level 9

IT Services provide more information on assistive technology and any adjustable furniture available in computer clusters.

The Student Education Service provide a list of free to use software, apps and online tools for students, which includes assistive technology resources.

Print, copy, scan

Print zones are on all floors. Each MyPrint device can print, copy and scan.

Buy printer credits in advance from the MyPrint portal. Otherwise, use the MyPrint credit machines, which are by the laptop lockers on level 9.

More information about printing, copying and scanning is available from the University IT service.

Read the Library's copyright information to check what you are allowed to copy.